Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum
The Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum (DISC) coordinates an Islamic Studies curriculum across participating Big Ten universities through the Big Ten Academic Alliance CourseShare program. Our courses are taught by Islamic studies experts via synchronous videoconferencing technology and provide a unique opportunity to engage with students at other campuses. DISC is funded by the Mellon Foundation and is housed at the University of Michigan’s Global Islamic Studies Center, a member of the International Institute.
What is Islamic Studies?
Islamic Studies provides students with a nuanced understanding of the role of Islamic religion culturally, societally, and politically in areas with Muslim populations. Understanding Islam as the source of a distinctive religious and ethnic identity and culture is particularly vital in this day and age.
- Do-For-Self: The Visual Culture of the nation of islam – Oct 4th, 2023 4pmThe Nation of Islam (NOI) was founded in 1930 as a politico-religious movement for Black empowerment in the United States. From 1960 onward, it intersected with other American … Read more
- Visual culture of Islam – Fall 2023Participating Campuses: Host – University of Michigan | Receiving – University of Maryland Time: T, TH: 11:30-1:00pm Course Numbers: This course examines the art and architecture in the Islamic world with a … Read more
- Anthropology of Islam – Spring 2023Participating Campuses: Host – University of Michigan | Receiving – University of Nebraska-Lincoln Time: T, TH: 12:00-12:30pm CST, 10:00-11:30am EST Course Numbers: Michigan – 356-001 Maryland – MODL 391 This course is … Read more